If you love egg dishes, be sure to check out these adorable Mini Egg Bites with Ham and Cheese or our delicious Eggs Benedict with Bacon! All doable in 28 minutes or less and perfect for busy nights! Or for something sweeter, try our amazing Cinnamon Pancakes!
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🤔 What are Frittatas and Why do we love them?
In short, a frittata is a crustless, egg dish that contains meat and/or veggies. Some people refer to frittatas as an unfolded omelette. To me, a frittata is the easiest, most helpful dish you could ever imagine! Here's why we love our Sausage Frittata:
- Good for any time of day! Pair it with fruit and bacon for breakfast, a salad for lunch, or mac & cheese and steamed veggies for dinner.
- Helps clean out your fridge! You can use up all kinds of weird/random things in your fridge and most of the time, the frittata will be delicious. If you have some veggies that about to turn, throw them in. Less waste!
- Super fast! This sausage frittata takes less than 28 minutes to make. And a frittata with ingredients that cook more quickly (i.e. mushrooms, spinach and cheese) would take even less time.
Notes on ingredients:
Butter-to saute veggies.
Eggs-Large is ideal.
Sausage- We love Aidells, pre-cooked and sliced!
Veggies- Onion, broccoli florets, mushrooms or whatever veggies you like!
Milk/cream- For fluffiness!
Shredded cheese- We like cheddar but choose your favorite!
Salt & pepper- To taste.
👩🍳 How to Make our Sausage Frittata Recipe
Step 1: Cook your mix-ins. Note: Cook your veggies & sausage with butter in an oven-safe pan.
Step 2: Add egg mixture and the remaining ingredients. Cook briefly on stovetop until the edges of sausage frittata start to set.
Step 3: Place and cook sausage frittata in the oven. Remove once eggs appear set and frittata separates a bit from the pan.
Slice and enjoy!
🥄 Kids Steps:
- Add ingredients to the pan and stir. With a little adult oversight, this can be a fun and simple task for toddlers.
- Crack the eggs on the counter (hard surface), and then into a bowl. If any pieces of the shell break off into the bowl, either dip your fingers into water and then fish out the shells, or use a large piece of the egg shell to pull them out. It's cool how the shells pieces will stick together.
- Set timer for sausage frittata. This is a good chance for kids to learn about cooking times. Let them flip the oven light on to watch the cooking process too.
✏️ Expert Tips and Tricks
- Cook the egg mixture on low to medium heat to prevent eggs from browning.
- Make sure your skillet is oven-safe before placing your sausage frittata in the oven.
- To plate...cut sausage frittata into 6 pie-like slices. You can have your frittata with some toast and/or a yogurt sundae (yogurt, mixed fruit, and drizzle of honey) on the side.
- If you don't have some of these ingredients, use what you got. Within reason, you can put almost anything in a frittata. Just note that denser ingredients require a bit more cook time.
Meat- If sausage isn't your perforce, try your favorite ground meat, like pork or beef or even ground turkey. You can also omit the meat altogether!
Veggies- Bell peppers, spinach or green onions are there great options to explore.
Cheese- Spice up your dish with jalapeño jack cheese or a spicy Mexican cheese blend.
Sauce- Top with hot sauce, Hollandaise, or even Ketchup!
🧊Storing your Frittata
Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat sausage frittata in the microwave on an oven safe dish and covered with a damp paper towel at 30 second internals until heated through.
👧🏽 Tips for Picky Eaters
🍅Pair your Frittata with a Yogurt Sundae. Our kids loved making yogurt sundaes with their choice of fruit and drizzled honey on top!
🍅Kids design the frittata. You can throw almost anything in a frittata. So, let your kids pick out which veggies, meats, or type of cheese to use. Our kids loved making decisions about this meal.
Yes, milk can be used in your frittata in place of cream. Keep in mind that the fattier the dairy, the creamier and/or fluffier your frittata's texture will be. Without dairy, a frittata would turn out flatter, like an omelette.
You will definitely need an oven-safe, non-stick to make your frittata. We love our Calphalon pans!
A quiche is baked slowly in a pie crust, while a frittata is cooked quickly without a crust. Some people describe frittatas as unfolded omelettes.
Both dishes are egg-based, but Spanish Tortillas are cooked exclusively on the stove, while frittatas finish cooking in the oven. Spanish Tortillas are also known for being an egg and potato dish, whereas frittatas may or may not include potatoes.
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🥚 The Easiest Sausage Frittata Recipe
- oven safe pan
- 3 Tablespoon (+ extra) butter (divided)
- ½ small onion, chopped
- 2 pre-cooked sausages, sliced or chopped
- handful broccoli florets
- 4 mushrooms, sliced or chopped
- 6 eggs
- ¼ cup milk or cream
- ½ cup shredded cheese (your choice)
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat your pan (my absolute fave!) on medium heat on stovetop. Add 2 T of the butter to the pan. After butter melts, add onion, sausage and broccoli, and cook for 5-7 minutes. Then add 1 T more of butter and mushrooms to pan. Cook mushrooms for ~ 3 mins.
- While pan ingredients are cooking, whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, and salt/pepper in a bowl. Pour egg mixture into pan and spread evenly over the ingredients. Cook on stovetop for 3 minutes (no stirring!) until edges start to set.
- Carefully place pan in oven and cook for 10 minutes. The sausage frittata is done when eggs appear set and frittata is separating a bit from the edges of the pan. Let cool a bit, slice, and serve!
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. While we are not certified nutritionists, we work with a WordPress-integrated nutrition API to calculate our recipes' ingredient values.
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